True Grit and Dry Wit Book

True Grit and Dry Wit


  • Author : Rhylle Winn
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Australians
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0718105036

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Bury Me Vertical Book

Bury Me Vertical


  • Author : R.M. Winn
  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Release Date : 2011-05-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781742533414

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Have you heard the one about the codger who fed his greyhound his heart medicine to make it go faster at the track? What about the bloke who was growing six-foot ears of corn in his ute? Or the penny-pinching Scotsman whose last request is to be buried upright? Everyone knows someone who tells a good story. You find these blokes propping up the bar, or at the sale yards, or you run into them down the road. Ryle Winn knows more of these yarn-spinners than most - he's spent a lot of time on the land and had about fifty different jobs. He's a dab hand at bending the truth himself. In his latest collection, Ryle shares the best cock and bull stories from around the traps and his own remarkable life. Pull up a chair and get comfortable - you won't be anywhere for a while. 'Each tale will have you laughing out loud, a really great read with humour and more than a little attitude. Bushies and Townies will enjoy this offering equally.' SUNSHINE COAST SUNDAY 'Ryle's effortless larrikin style will have you laughing out loud one minute and on the edge of your seat the next.' GIPPSLAND TIMES

Pull the Other One  Ripsnorting Aussie yarns Book

Pull the Other One Ripsnorting Aussie yarns


  • Author : R.M. Winn
  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Release Date : 2011-11-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 9781742534282

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Pull the Other One Ripsnorting Aussie yarns Excerpt :

CHOCK-A-BLOCK FULL OF CLASSIC AUSTRALIAN YARNS, JOKES AND NONSENSE Ryle Winn is the master of the cock and bull tale, and this is a collection of the funniest yarns he's ever heard. There's something for everyone – life-of-the-party jokes, rib-tickling pub stories and fair dinkum yarns, which are worth the wait for the punch line. All of them remind us that we're a motley mob who view the world from down under. This book is full of the short irreverent storytelling you hear too little of these days – it's a little gem that shines with quintessential Aussie humour.

Arkansas Arkansaw Book

Arkansas Arkansaw


  • Author : Brooks Blevins
  • Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
  • Release Date : 2009-09-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 1557289050

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What do Scott Joplin, John Grisham, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Maya Angelou, Brooks Robinson, Helen Gurley Brown, Johnny Cash, Alan Ladd, and Sonny Boy Williamson have in common? They’re all Arkansans. What do hillbillies, rednecks, slow trains, bare feet, moonshine, and double-wides have in common? For many in America these represent Arkansas more than any Arkansas success stories do. In 1931 H. L. Mencken described AR (not AK, folks) as the “apex of moronia.” While, in 1942 a Time magazine article said Arkansas had “developed a mass inferiority complex unique in American history.” Arkansas/Arkansaw is the first book to explain how Arkansas’s image began and how the popular culture stereotypes have been perpetuated and altered through succeeding generations. Brooks Blevins argues that the image has not always been a bad one. He discusses travel accounts, literature, radio programs, movies, and television shows that give a very positive image of the Natural State. From territorial accounts of the Creole inhabitants of the Mississippi River Valley to national derision of the state’s triple-wide governor’s mansion to Li’l Abner, the Beverly Hillbillies, and Slingblade, Blevins leads readers on an entertaining and insightful tour through more than two centuries of the idea of Arkansas. One discovers along the way how one state becomes simultaneously a punch line and a source of admiration for progressives and social critics alike. Winner, 2011 Ragsdale Award

True Grit Book
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True Grit


  • Author : Charles Portis
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2010-11-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590206508

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True Grit Excerpt :

The #1 New York Times bestselling classic frontier adventure novel that inspired two award-winning films! Charles Portis has long been acclaimed as one of America’s foremost writers. True Grit, his most famous novel, was first published in 1968, and became the basis for two movies, the 1969 classic starring John Wayne and, in 2010, a new version starring Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges and written and directed by the Coen brothers. True Grit tells the story of Mattie Ross, who is just fourteen when the coward Tom Chaney shoots her father down in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and robs him of his life, his horse, and $150 in cash. Mattie leaves home to avenge her father’s blood. With one-eyed Rooster Cogburn, the meanest available U.S. Marshal, by her side, Mattie pursues the killer into Indian Territory. True Grit is eccentric, cool, straight, and unflinching, like Mattie herself. From a writer of true status, this is an American classic through and through.

Would Somebody Please Send Me to My Room  Book

Would Somebody Please Send Me to My Room


  • Author : Bob Schwartz
  • Publisher : Glenbridge Publishing Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0944435572

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Would Somebody Please Send Me to My Room Excerpt :

Bob Schwartz reminds us of the necessity, no matter how harried or confusing things are, to appreciate the humor in the day-to-day nature of family life. Bob gives parents a reason to laugh as he navigates the unexpected twists and turns of parenthood every mom and dad has experienced - such as that feeling of panic when you hear the toilet being flushed and immediately followed by your child's less than reassuring yell of "Uh-oh!" Or the admonition to your five-year-old of, "No, you can't have the leftover cotton candy for breakfast, even if you do pour milk over it." Perhaps parents also need the reassurance that Bob offers. In looking back on his initial years of parenthood, Bob writes, "There was one word that sprang to mind - Naive. That's French for 'Buddy, you don't even have a clue.'" If you, like Bob, are entirely clueless at the beginning of parenthood, there's hope for the future. For while imparting crucial information to his children like "the shower curtain goes inside the bathtub; don't put marbles into the garbage disposal, and it's not a great idea to see how many peas you can stick up your nose," Bob did learn things like how to navigate the challenging world of school carpool pickup without infuriating the power hungry fifth grade Safety Patrol. And you, like Bob, might also make some headway with the linguistic parental challenge of cracking the grunt communication code of teenagers. Bob Schwartz tackles these problems and more. He tells us that the purpose of his essays is to have us embrace the humor of parenthood and the fun of family life. "Let laughter be the fuel for this thrilling, and yes indeed, sometimes pandemonium-producing journey." Book jacket.

Shooting Stars of the Small Screen Book

Shooting Stars of the Small Screen


  • Author : Douglas Brode
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780292783317

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Shooting Stars of the Small Screen Excerpt :

Since the beginning of television, Westerns have been playing on the small screen. From the mid-1950s until the early 1960s, they were one of TV's most popular genres, with millions of viewers tuning in to such popular shows as Rawhide, Gunsmoke, and Disney's Davy Crockett. Though the cultural revolution of the later 1960s contributed to the demise of traditional Western programs, the Western never actually disappeared from TV. Instead, it took on new forms, such as the highly popular Lonesome Dove and Deadwood, while exploring the lives of characters who never before had a starring role, including anti-heroes, mountain men, farmers, Native and African Americans, Latinos, and women. Shooting Stars of the Small Screen is a comprehensive encyclopedia of more than 450 actors who received star billing or played a recurring character role in a TV Western series or a made-for-TV Western movie or miniseries from the late 1940s up to 2008. Douglas Brode covers the highlights of each actor's career, including Western movie work, if significant, to give a full sense of the actor's screen persona(s). Within the entries are discussions of scores of popular Western TV shows that explore how these programs both reflected and impacted the social world in which they aired. Brode opens the encyclopedia with a fascinating history of the TV Western that traces its roots in B Western movies, while also showing how TV Westerns developed their own unique storytelling conventions.

True Grit   Dry Wit Book

True Grit Dry Wit


  • Author : R.M. Winn
  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Release Date : 2009-08-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781742286433

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True Grit Dry Wit Excerpt :

In this impressive collection, Ryle Winn introduces eight real-life heroes, each with an extraordinary tale to tell. We meet a fencing contractor who proves you can't judge a book by its cover; two octogenarian sisters with a tragic family secret; a racing enthusiast and horse-breeder who gets the shock of his life; and a gutsy timberman who has sidestepped his date with the devil on more than one occasion. Ryle's unforgettable stories are moving and uplifting, and proof that the best yarns really are from the heart. Praise for Rough Diamonds & Real Gems 'Ryle Winn has an engaging, racy style. Not many have the ability to record a yarn the way it was told and lose nothing in the translation, or even make it better.' Colin Thiele 'Winn and his characters speak in their own bush voices. This makes for some terrific and colourful reading.' Weekly Times 'This book is a lot like sitting around a campfire and listening to a bush character recount tales of life on the land.' South Coast Register

Scorpio Book

Scorpio


  • Author : Marion Williamson
  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-09-01
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781398814547

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What do the stars reveal about you, your personality, your gifts and challenges? Bestselling, highly regarded astrologers, Marion Williamson and Pam Carruthers, explain what your Sun and Moon signs say about you, as well as who you get along with in relationships and at work. In this guide you can find out which parts of the world resonate most with you for travel and what you should be doing to live at your highest potential. With insight into what your day of birth means for your personality as well as ideas to meditate on to bring further spiritual development, this is your one-stop guide to all things Scorpio. The astrology series of 12 books allows readers to deep dive into what their Sun sign, and birthchart, says about them. Including sections on personality insights, love compatibilities, best career and travel choices, moon signs, as well as analysis for exact dates of birth and the meanings of other planets in a birthchart, this is a far-ranging look at what the stars mean for us on Earth.

The Book of Birthdays Book

The Book of Birthdays


  • Author : Pam Carruthers
  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-11-15
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781398817463

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All of us have wondered what our birth date says about us, and now The Book of Birthdays can reveal its full significance. With a reading for every day of the year, this fascinating book combines astrological expertise with numerology and tarot to reveal your personality profile and identify your strengths and weaknesses. Consult The Birthday Oracle for insight and direction in your work and career, love and relationships, social life and more! You will not only learn a lot about yourself but also the characteristics of many of your colleagues, friends and family. Includes: • Strengths and weaknesses • Planets you are governed by • Associated tarot card • Quote to live by • Celebrities and figures born on this day • Meditation to bring out the best in you • A breakdown of your star sign

The Birthday Oracle Book

The Birthday Oracle


  • Author : Pam Carruthers
  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-08-31
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848585133

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The Birthday Oracle Excerpt :

All of us have wondered what our birth date says about us, and now The Birthday Oracle can reveal its full significance. With a reading for every day of the year, this fascinating book combines astrological expertise with numerology and tarot to reveal your personality profile and identify your strengths and weaknesses. Consult The Birthday Orac...

Out of Time Book

Out of Time


  • Author : Michael Sandusky
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2017-08-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN 10 : 9781543443646

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After surviving his trip around the world by sailboat and then being unjustly incarcerated in an old Siberian Stalinist prison, Mike is distraught over Becki's disappearance. Seemingly, she has vanished from the face of the earth. A cryptic Chinese symbol written in lipstick on a mirror is enough to send him, Juan and Mung to Mongolia, China and then, a deserted monastery in Tibet. In this third volume of the Mike Barrier Trilogy, will his love for Becki be strong enough to pursue her to the end of time? Can you unravel this complex apocalyptic mystery...before time runs out?

True Grit   Dry Wit Book

True Grit Dry Wit


  • Author : R. M. Winn
  • Publisher : Michael Joseph
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Australia
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 1921518170

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True Grit Dry Wit Excerpt :

In this impressive new collection, Ryle Winn introduces eight real-life heroes, each with an extraordinary tale to tell. We meet a fencing contractor who proves you can't judge a book by its cover; two octogenarian sisters with a tragic family secret; a racing enthusiast and horse-breeder who gets the shock of his life; a gutsy timberman who has sidestepped his date with the devil on more than one occasion. Ryle's unforgettable stories are moving and uplifting, and proof that the best yarns really are from the heart. Praise for True Grit & Dry Wit It's said that everybody has got a story to tell, and King Scrub author Ryle Winn has a knack of translating those yarns better than most.' The Westerner 'In his imitable style, Ryle Winn has done it again.' Blue's Country Magazine Praise for Rough Diamonds & Real Gems 'Ryle Winn has an engaging, racy style. Not many have the ability to record a yarn the way it was told and lose nothing in the translation, or even make it better.' Colin Thiele 'Winn and his characters speak in their own bush voices. This makes for some terrific and colourful reading.' Weekly Times 'This book is a lot like sitting around a campfire and listening to a bush character recount tales of life on the land.' South Coast Register

Camps in the Rockies Book

Camps in the Rockies


  • Author : William Adolph Baillie-Grohman
  • Publisher : London : Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington
  • Release Date : 1882
  • Genre: Camping
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN 10 : OXFORD:N11169075

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Camps in the Rockies Excerpt :

Details frontier life in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States.

Resting Places Book

Resting Places


  • Author : Scott Wilson
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2016-08-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476625997

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Resting Places Excerpt :

In its third edition, this massive reference work lists the final resting places of more than 14,000 people from a wide range of fields, including politics, the military, the arts, crime, sports and popular culture. Many entries are new to this edition. Each listing provides birth and death dates, a brief summary of the subject’s claim to fame and their burial site location or as much as is known. Grave location within a cemetery is provided in many cases, as well as places of cremation and sites where ashes were scattered. Source information is provided.